Everyone has a favorite holiday tradition. My mom would go all out each Christmas Eve by preparing a spread of appetizers that included chicken wings, bacon-wrapped wieners, cheese and crackers, crab salad and fresh fruit. She’d give us brand-new pajamas and we’d all change into them before starting a classic Christmas movie. Snuggled together, we’d watch the screen under the lights of our Christmas tree. For dessert there were always homemade holiday cookies and candies. It was wonderful! I love passing on childhood traditions like these to my children.
Whether you’re hosting a large holiday party this year or a more intimate gathering, here’s an appetizer recipe to make your celebration memorable.
If you’d like a warm appetizer that is sure to be a hit with guests, try my Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels. They’re amazing when served right out of the oven!
I wish you all the merriest of holiday seasons and hope you will continue some of your favorite traditions!